A fourth COVID-19 case this week, and the seventh overall, has been confirmed at St. Michael Catholic High School.
Two more individuals at the school, located at 8699 McLeod Rd. in Niagara Falls, has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases at the school this week to four. It is the school’s seventh case overall this year.
The first case this week was reported on Tuesday and another case was reported yesterday. Niagara Catholic School Board has stated that these cases were not related to the other two cases reported earlier this week.
One individual was not in school while infectious, but to be cautious “the cohort was advised to stay at home and await further instructions”, said a Niagara Catholic advisory.
Students and staff at the school were exposed to COVID-19 while the other individual was infectious and NRPH is in the process of contacting all students and staff who had direct contact with them. Those contacted will be advised to stay home and self-isolate.
The infected people are currently in self-isolation. The principal of the school has also sent a letter to all students and staff to notify them.
Niagara Catholic does not share the identities of COVID-19 cases or identify if they are teachers, staff or students. That information is sometimes published at a later date by the Ontario Ministry of Health, but its disclosure is not timely or consistent.
Community members with questions about COVID-19 can call Niagara Region Public Health’s
COVID-19 Info-Line for assistance from a Public Health Nurse, which is staffed Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. at 905-688-8248 or toll-free at 1-888-505-6074.
COVID-19 in Niagara schools
The DSBN is currently reporting 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 26 of its schools, with 23 closed classrooms and 23 resolved cases. All DSBN schools are open.
Niagara Catholic is reporting 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 3 active and 36 resolved, in 19 of its schools. All Niagara Catholic schools are open.
COVID-19 in West Niagara schools
Detailed data as follows for each school board :
District School Board of Niagara
|School||Location||Cases||Closed Classrooms||School Status||Resolved Cases||Who was infected?|
|A.N Myer Secondary School||Niagara, Falls||1||1||Open||0||Student|
|Dalewood French Immersion Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Diamond Trail Public School||Welland||1||7||Open||0||Unknown|
|Eden High School||St. Catharines||2||0||Open||2||1 student, 1 unidentified|
|E.I. McCulley Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Ferndale Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Forestview Public School||Niagara Falls||3||2||Open||0||3 students|
|Glynn A Green Public School||Pelham||1||0||Open||1||Child at YMCA daycare|
|Governor Simcoe||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Grimsby Secondary School||Grimsby||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Lincoln Centennial Public School||St. Catharines||5||0||Open||1||1 student, 1 staff, 2 unknown|
|Lockview Public School||St. Catharines||1||1||Open||0||1 staff|
|Martha Cullimore Public School||Niagara Falls||1||1||Open||0||1 student|
|Nelles Public School||Grimsby||1||1||Open||0||1 student|
|Park Public School||Grimsby||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Port Colborne High School||Port Colborne||2||0||Open||2||2 staff|
|Port Weller Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Prince Philip French Immersion Public School||Niagara Falls||2||0||Open||2||1 student, 1 unknown|
|Quaker Road Public School||Welland||2||2||Open||0||Unknown|
|Richmond Street Public School||Thorold||1||4||Open||0||1 staff|
|Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Stevensville Public School||Stevensville|
|Valley Way Public School||Niagara Falls||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|Welland Eastdale Secondary School||Welland||3||0||Open||3||Unknown|
|Westdale Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
|William Hamilton Merritt Public School||St. Catharines||1||0||Open||1||Unknown|
Niagara Catholic School Board
|School||Location||Active Cases||Resolved Cases||Closure Status||Who was infected?|
|Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School||Grimsby||0||2||Open||1 student|
|Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|Lakeshore Catholic High School||Port Colborne||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|Mary Ward Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|Notre Dame College School||Welland||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||3||Open||Unknown|
|St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School||Welland||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|St. Charles Catholic Elementary School||Thorold||0||1||Open||1 staff member|
|St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary||Wainfleet||1||?||Open||1 staff member (Ontario govt reporting)|
|St. James Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||2||Open||2 students|
|St. John Continuing Education Centre||St. Catharines||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|St. Martin Catholic Elementary School||Smithville||0||10||Open||4 students, 4 staff, 2 unidentified|
|St. Mary Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||2||Open||Unknown|
|St. Michael Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||4||3||Open||2 student, 1 staff, 4 unknown|
|St. Paul Catholic High School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open||Unknown|
|St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School||St. Catharines||0||1||Open||1 staff members|
|St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School||Niagara Falls||0||1||Open||Unknown|
School Board COVID-19 Online Trackers
Both Niagara school boards have online COVID-19 trackers that set out school data that parents can access online.
The District School Board of Niagara launched its tracker page at: https://www.dsbn.org/covid-19-information/covid-19-public-advisory.
It publishes a table of its schools listed alphabetically and tracks the “date of confirmed positive test” along with confirmed cases in each school, closed classrooms, and school closure status.
For example, the first DSBN school to register a COVID-19 case was Eastdale Secondary School in Welland. It shows the latest test date of Sept 18, 2020. It shows three cases and five closed classrooms.
The boards do not report who was infected, or whether the case relates to a student or staff member.
Niagara Catholic District School Board also launched its COVID-19 school tracker page at: https://niagaracatholic.ca/covid-19-advisories/
It specifies in a table the schools, active cases, resolved cases, Closure Status, (open or closed).